Located in Victoria’s North East, only 30 minutes from Wangaratta, in the picturesque King Valley; King River Estate was established in 1990 when the first vines were planted on the estate.
The vineyard is on the banks of the King River and located under a small mountain in what is arguably the gateway to the upper King Valley. Using alluvial deposits and being close to the water table, the vines enjoy rich minerals and a good natural water supply, minimising the need to irrigate even during the dryer months. In the winery we also use minimal intervention in the wine making process such as using wild yeast to assist in a natural fermentation, which allows the wine to show its true personality thus creating a more complex range of wines.
Using a traditional yet innovative approach to wine making, the King River Estate’s philosophy is based on some of the "old world" techniques where wines are made naturally and the grapes are left to interact with wild yeasts, allowing for a natural fermentation to take place resulting in far more complex, soft & textural wines.
Let the grapes do the talking
La Dolce Vita 2019
Part of the North East’s annual event calendar and within easy reach of Wangaratta; once again we will be participating in the La Dolce Vita festival in the King Valley. So come and join us on the lawn at King River Estate, Saturday and Sunday (16 & 17 November 2019) and enjoy live entertainment, freshly made wood-fired pizza, Italian Street food and cheese platters with locally made produce. Of course our magnificent wines including our fabulous 2018 King River Estate Prosecco. the delicious Flying Duck Sangiovese Rose and our NEW Front Block White will be a hit!
Book your tickets via: http://www.ticketebo.com.au/wines-of-the-king-valley/la-dolce-vita-festival-2019.html , For coaches and groups over 10, please call ahead on 0448 866 737 so we can make room for you.
"At King River Estate, they are doing some very exciting things with less familiar southern Italian varieties."
— Max Allen
The team at King River Estate are very pleased to have received a 4 star rating from the Halliday Wine Companion for 2020. Sitting alongside our highly acclaimed wines for this coming year, this is a culmination of a lot of hard work and investment in the future of King River Estate and Flying Duck Wines. Come and see for yourself.